It was an early morning again at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the announcement of our nominees for the 74th Annual Golden Globes. HFPA president Lorenzo Soria introduced Anna Kendrick, Don Cheadle and Laura Dern who read the list. La La Land lead the motion picture nominations with seven nods including Best Motion Picture Comedy Musical, Best Director for Daman Chazelle and Best Actor Musical Comedy nominations for stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
On the Drama side of things Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight , a heart-wrenching, intimate coming-of-age story, was nominated in six categories including Best Motion Picture, Best Director and Screenplay (for Jenkins) and Supporting Actor nods for Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris. Kenneth Lonergan’s critically praised Manchester By The Sea also had a strong showing with nominations as Best Drama, Director (Lonergan) and acting nods for stars Casey Affleck (Best Actor) and Michelle Wiliams (Supporting Actress). Lion, Hacksaw Ridge and Hell or High Water rounded up the category.
In the Foreign Language department it was time to sing the Marseillaise as two French and one French/Iranian co-production secured nominations berths. Celine Sciamma’s tale of banlieu girlhood and hard knocks got a nod as well as Paul Verhoeven’s Elle starring standout Isabelle Huppert. The veteran French actress also received a nomination as one of the year’s best Drama Actresses, alongside Amy Adams (Arrival), Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane), Ruth Negga (Loving) and Natalie Portman (Jackie). Rounding out the international category were Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman which continued the Globe winning director’s (A Separation) streak, Maren Ade’s German Cannes favorite Toni Erdmann and Neruda from Chile’s Pablo Larrain.
Television nominations continued the HFPA’s tradition of recognizing new talent with nods for Issa Rae (Insecure) and Donald Glover for his fresh FX comedy series Atlanta. Black-ish also received three nominations confirming the current exciting creative moment of African American-themed shows. Mozart in The Jungle, Veep and Transparent rounded up the category. In TV Drama stalwalrt Game of Thrones pulled two nominations (Best Drama Series and Lena Headey) alongside new entries The Crown, Westworld, Stranger Things andThis Is Us.
HBO once again led the pack among networks with 14 nominations, a tally run up in part by Westworld’s three nominations in the Series Drama category and The Night Of, a three-time nominee as Best Mini Series. That category was dominated by FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story from creators Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Its stellar cast pulled a total of four acting nominations (Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K.Brown and John Travolta).
The 74th Annual Golden Globes Awards hosted by Jimmy Fallon will air live on NBC on January 8, 2017 at 8 EST (5 PST).
Congratuations to all our nominees!